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Disney Christmas Playlist!

Who doesn’t love Christmas? And adding Disney sparkle to that Christmas magic just makes it even better! Here are some of my favourite Disney Christmas songs:

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The Christmas Song – Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas

A traditional, sweet, and catchy song. I love singing along to this because it just adds to much magic without even trying too hard.

Make Me Look Good – Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas

This just shows family in such a funny way but somewhat real way. Sure, your family can sometimes embarrass you, but that’s what families do.

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What’s This? – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of Nightmare Before Christmas action. And in this song, Jack literally says (or sings) almost everything there is about Christmas.

Making Christmas – The Nightmare Before Christmas

This song is literally about making Christmas – or, at least, what they thought Christmas was!

As Long as there’s Christmas – Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

This song is so meaningful and beautiful. It’s such a brilliant song! The reprise of this is just as amazing, too.

Stories – Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Yes, this isn’t exactly about Christmas. But it is about a gift Belle is giving the Beast, and it’s such a beautiful song about books. So as a bookworm, how could I not include this?!

Let it go – Frozen/Demi Lovato

This isn’t exactly about Christmas either, but I always feel quite Christmassy because it has that sort of vibe. Plus, I watched it in cinema for my birthday which is pretty close to Christmas, so I still associate Frozen with that memory anyway.

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Do You Want to Build a Snowman? – Frozen/Disney Channel Cast

This also counts as a Christmas song, right?

It Feels Like Christmas – The Muppets Christmas Carol

I still actually haven’t seen this film, but I plan to this year! It’s a pretty cute and catchy song, though.

Let it Snow – Liv and Maddie

I love her voice and I feel like she sings this song very well. And the whole scene is just so Christmassy!

Up on the Housetop – Liv and Maddie

This song reminds me of my childhood (big Jackson 5 and former Barney fan here lol) so I had to add this one too. It’s a cute, festive, innocent song. You can’t help but sing along with it. And then have it stuck in your head for years after.

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Last Christmas/Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande

Queen Ariana Grande sang these in the Disneyland Christmas Parade 2014, so I had to add these too. She did such a great job, and if you haven’t already watched her perform these songs at that event, you need to!

Bonus!

It’s Not Christmas Without You – Victorious

This isn’t a Disney song, but it’s Nickelodeon so I guess it sort of counts? This song is just so amazing and I actually still enjoy watching the Christmas episode of Victorious, as well as many others.

The Christmas Song – Nickelodeon

Again, it’s not Disney, it’s Nickelodeon, but it’s more or less the same thing, and it’s so festive!!

What are your favourite Disney Christmas songs?

 

Have a magical day

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Christmas Must Reads

Christmas is in just 26 days! It’s probably the best time of year. The family comes together, the food is great, the music and movies are just beautifully cheesy, the books and poems are wonderful, and the sales are extremely satisfying. You can’t go wrong with Christmas! And reading festive books is a great way to get in the spirit. Before I keep rambling on, here are some festive books which I think you should definitely read!

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A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

This may very well be the most iconic Christmas novel ever, and one of Charles Dickens’ most celebrated works. Since its publication, ‘God bless us. Everyone!’ has been a popular and well-used phrase. It’s beautifully written, exciting and reminds you of the true meaning of friendship, family and Christmas.

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The Night Before Christmas – Clement C. Moore

I haven’t actually read this myself yet, but I’m planning to on Christmas Eve (just to be ironic). This is another classic Christmas read though. From what I’ve heard, it’s well-written, beautiful, festive and magic. It’s a poem, so it’ll be quite a quick read, so there’s no excuse as to why you can’t read it!

Christmas Cookbooks

Christmas recipe books are a great way to get creative in the kitchen. It’ll add a little more ‘oomph’ and jazz to your Christmas, by baking something you haven’t baked before. And any recipe book will do, so you could even get one for free on your Kindle! Me? Well, I love baking so I’m going to try to find time to bake some Christmas tree brownies!

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Make A Christmas Wish – Julia Williams

This festive novel is a witty, festive piece about a woman who got knocked down in a supermarket car park and died. She’s sort of ‘floating around’ and so needs to make things right with her husband and son, so that she can move on. It’s different, funny, festive and just a little sad.

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Let it Snow – John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson

This book contains three short stories, by the three different authors, which connect to each other. They are funny, relatable, romantic and, sometimes, unpredictable.

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Frozen: Book of the Film – Sarah Nathan

This isn’t exactly all about Christmas and festivity, but I feel like it counts. And either way, it’s an enjoyable read – plus it’s Disney!

 

I know there are so many more, but these are just the ones I read (apart from The Night Before Christmas). What are you going to be reading this Christmas?

 

Have a magical day!

 

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Inspirational Disney quotes

Are you having a day when you just feel awful and need a ‘pick-me-up’? Well, look no further. Here are some Disney quotes which could give you the motivation and inspiration that you’re looking for. What can I say, except ‘you’re welcome?’

“Don’t just fly; soar” – Timothy Mouse, Dumbo

Do the best you can!

 

“Giving up is for rookies” – Philocetes, Hercules

Dreams aren’t for rookies, giving up is. Keep trying; don’t give up!

 

“Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become” – Mufasa, The Lion King

You’re awesome, give yourself more credit.

 

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and snap! The jobs a game” – Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins

Maybe finding the fun in something would give you that bit of motivation you needed? Stay positive.

 

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all” – The Emporer, Mulan

Something/someone who grows up in hardship can still end up being a rockstar.

 

“Even miracles take a little time” – Fairy Godmother, Cinderella

Things don’t happen overnight. Be patient.

 

“Go. Live your dream” – Hook Hand Thug, Tangled

Pretty self-explanatory; but be brave and achieve it.

 

“Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine” – Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

See the world, not as it is, but how it could be.

 

“Shake things up! Use that big head of yours to think your way out. Look for a new angle!” – Tadashi, Big Hero 6

If something isn’t working, try it a different way. Can’t finish the essay? Try a different question. Ask for help. Think about the question in a different.

 

“Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go without ya” – Laverne, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Involve yourself with people; don’t keep yourself in doing work all the time. Have some fun as well as working hard.

 

“I may not be a doctor, but I know there’s no better cure for a sour face than a couple of boards and some choice waves” – David, Lilo and Stitch

Take a break once in a while.

 

“Sometimes the world seems against you, the journey may leave a scar. But scars can heal and reveal just where you are” – Moana’s Grandmother, Moana

Pick yourself back up, get out there, and achieve your dreams! You’ll overcome the bad times.

 

“But you remember Tiana, that old star can only take you part of the way. You got to help it along with some hard work of your own” – Tiana’s father, The Princess and the Frog

You can’t wait for things to happen, you have to put effort into whatever it is.

 

“I never look back, darling, it distracts me from the now” – Edna, The Incredibles

Keep looking forward; cheer up, child, it’ll turn out alright in the end, you’ll see.

 

“The very thing that held you down is going to carry you up and up and up” – Timothy Mouse, Dumbo

Try to use the negatives as motivation.

 

“Go. Live you dream” – Hook Hand Thug, Tangled

Exactly what he said ;D. (Unless it’s illegal, of course).

 

“The past can hurt. But they way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it” – Rafiki, The Lion King

Don’t be bitter about the past. Try and move on, and look forward.

 

“Have courage and be kind” – Cinderella, Cinderella (2015)

It has more power than you know.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post!

 

Have a magical day!

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Disney Halloween Costume Ideas (for girls)

Halloween is just over a week away, which means it’s time to go out partying, trick-or-treating, preparing a movie marathon – whatever you enjoy doing on Halloween. But, I think pretty much everyone enjoys dressing up for Halloween. It’s so fun and you can go all out there, without anyone judging you. So, let’s begin!

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Minnie Mouse

This iconic mouse is too cute and her outfit is pretty easy to DIY (or buy) with pretty simple makeup!

Maleficent

Evil and classy, this villain would be super fun to dress up as.

The Princesses

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Want to be like Cinderella and party until midnight? Now’s your chance; dress up as her! You and your squad could dress up as any princess of your choice. To be even more unique, you could even ‘zombify’ them. Watch my favourite ‘dead princess’ YouTube tutorials by one of my favourite YouTubers here!

Cruella De Vil

Because what’s scarier than someone who wants to kill animals?

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The Fairies

If you want to look super cute, I’d suggest dressing up as Tinkerbell or her friends! The wings and unique colours will look amazing.

Elizabeth Swan

Elizabeth Swan is sassy and fierce; her ‘boyish’ look is also relaxing, so not only will you have a good time being dressed up as her, you’ll also be comfortable.

Jessica Rabbit

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If you’re going to a party and want a more classy, sexy look, Jessica Rabbit is the one. Not only will her outfit be fairly easy to copy, but you’d also be looking fine.

You can watch a tutorial by one of my favourite YouTubers here!

The Sanderson Sisters

Going out with your squad? Try to persuade them to dress up as the Sanderson sisters with you! The costumes will go perfect together, and you’ll also have a lot of funny comebacks already prepared for the night (thanks to the movie).

Bonus: Wednesday Addams!

If you don’t particularly want to dress up as a Disney character, but want to have a simple yet fun costume at the same time, Wednesday Addams is the one! Morticia Addams would even be a great idea too!

One of my favourite YouTubers also did a Wednesday Addams look, you can watch it here!

 

What are you dressing up as? I might be either Wednesday Addams or one of the Princesses!

 

Have a magical day!

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Confessions of a Disney Freak

Taking a break from the Halloween posts, here’s a bit of a fun, personal post.

As you all probably know by now, I love Disney. Why else would I have this blog? Disney is just the best thing ever! Like lots of other people, I’m proud of being such a huge fan of Disney. Being obsessed with Disney, I do still have some confessions!

But, really quickly, I have just got my own Pinterest account, so feel free to follow me! I have boards on Disney, vintage, girly things, the Titanic, Ariana Grande, Michael Jackson, Johnny Depp and cute wedding photos etc.

I haven’t seen any of the Cars or Plans films.

Yep. I haven’t seen a single one. When I was younger, I watched the first five minutes or so of Cars and I didn’t really get in to it, neither did my mam or sister, so we turned it off. And decided to not give the other films a chance. Maybe I should give them another chance now, but I probably won’t!

I’ve only been to Disneyland Paris and Disneyworld Florida.

I’ve been to Disneyland Paris a few times and Disneyworld Florida once. I know that’s a lot compared to some people, so I’m not being ungrateful. But I would love to go to the Disney park in Hong Kong! It looks beautiful.

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I hope to spend at least one Halloween, Christmas and/or maybe New Years in a Disney resort.

The decorations! The joy! The festivity! It all looks SO exciting and fun and beautiful. I need to spend at least one holiday there – everyone does!

If I were to work in a Disney park, I would love to be Rapunzel, Tinkerbell, Aurora, Fawn or Cinderella.

Everyone has a character/role they’d love to be at a Disney park, or any other park. Mine would be the princesses or fairies. Yep, I’m a very generic girl!

I didn’t always like Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland.

I KNOW, I DON’T KNOW WHY! The first time I watched it, it just didn’t work for me. But then like the next day, I re-watched it for some reason and fell in love with it. I guess first impressions aren’t always right…

If it’s related to Disney in some way, I’ll buy it.

Call me a hoarder, but if I see anything Disney or at least related to Disney in some way, if I like it, I’ll buy it. I’m just preparing for my future home!

 

Thanks for reading this post, I hope you enjoyed it! What are your Disney confessions?

Have a magical day!

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Halloween Must-Watch Movies (Part 2 – Scary Edition!)

Welcome to part two of Halloween Must-Watch Movies (you can read part one here )!This part will feature scarier movies, so is probably more suitable for adults. Unless you’re a morbid, weird kid like I was and actually loved horror movies. Nevertheless, Halloween is the perfect time of year to watch scary movies because it really puts you in a festive sort of mood. Plus, all scary movies just seem so much better in October for some reason!

1. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

This movie, for some reason, was one of my favourites growing up. It’s one of those movies that made me fall in love with Johnny Depp and Tim Burton!

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Plot: Judge Turpin lusts for the wife of barber Benjamin Barker and so transports him to Australia for a crime he did not commit. Returning after 15 years with the new identity of Sweeney Todd, Barker now seeks revenge on Turpin. With the help of Mrs Lovett, many will fall to his blade.

2. Dark Shadows (2012)

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Plot: During the 18th Century, Barnabas Collins seals his own doom when he breaks the heart of a witch Angelique. She turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas escapes from his coffin and finds that the town he lived in is a very different place.

3. Friday the 13th (1980)

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Plot: In 1957, a young boy named Jason drowns in a lake near Camp Crystal Lake. But, in 1979, a group of counselors reopen the camp and then are slowly killed off one by one.

4. Saw (2004) & series

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Plot: Photographer Adam Stanheight and oncologist Lawrence Gordon regain consciousness while chained to pipes at either end of a bathroom. As they realise they’ve been kidnapped by a sadistic serial killer, Jigsaw, and complete a puzzle to live, their flashbacks relate the fate of the previous victims. Meanwhile, Dr. Gordon’s family are forced to watch his torture through a video.

5. Paranormal Activity (2007) & series

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Plot: Katie and Micah are haunted by a supernatural presence in their house.

6. Final Destination (2000) & series

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Plot: When Alex and his friends cheat death, Death comes after them one by one, in the order they were meant to die.

7. Psycho (1960)

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Plot: Marion Crane is on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis. Sam becomes exhausted during a heavy rainstorm, so they stop off at Bates Motel. There, they meet Norman Bates; a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.

8. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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Plot: Based on Washington Irving’s classic tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Icabod Crane investigates a series of murders, but soon discovers there’s more to it than they think.

9. Halloween (1978)

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Plot: On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith’s Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.

10. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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Plot: Several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddie Kreuger, a disfigured man who preys on them in their dreams – which, also kills them in real life. Soon Nancy begins to suspect a dark secret kept by her and her friends’ parents is the key to unravelling the mystery. Her and her boyfriend Glen try to solve it before it’s too late.

 

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October/Fall TBR!

‘Tis the season for scary and mystery novels! I personally won’t really be reading anything that isn’t for my University course, but if you have the spare time, then I would definitely read these books. They are great for getting in the Halloween mood.

Best Ghost Stories – Charles Dickens

This book is full of ghost stories written by Charles Dickens. This includes ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘The Chimes’. So there are some Christmas stories inside, but you could always leave those until November or December.

Stephen King novels

Pretty much any Stephen King novel is suitable for this time of year! He’s such an amazing and talented writer. He writes things that are so thought provoking. ‘IT’ would be a great read this year with the remake not long being released in cinema (which is amazing btw!). I would also suggest ‘Carrie’ and ‘Misery’ though, because they’re so well-written and are far better than the movies – and I love the movies! It’s so cute the way he waffles sometimes, too.

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Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

This classic is a must-read! Shelley is such a talented writer, especially for her time, and I’m not surprised that this novel is so iconic and well-known. At some points, it can drag on, but it’s actually quite necessary.

Dark Shadows Visual Companion – Tim Burton

While this isn’t really a novel as such, but it’s a great quick read. And, it’s also a great excuse to look at pictures, and read about, Johnny Depp, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter!

The Gingerbread House – Carin Gerhardsen

I read this book a while ago, not knowing anything about it, and was pleasantly surprised. It’s a fantastic, thought-provoking horror/mystery, great for Halloween. I wish it was more well-known, because it deserves so much more recognition!

White Death – Daniel Blake

I also read this book a while ago, knowing nothing about it, and was pleasantly surprised. It’s about a serial killer, playing by the rules of a chess game.

Dracula – Bram Stroker

Another iconic scary character/novel! I have yet to read this book, but I know that it’s definitely another great read for this time of year.

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Macbeth – William Shakespeare

As one of the best known plays of Shakespeare, this one in particular would be fabulous to read at this time of year. It has witches, magic, spells, a thought-provoking narrative, blood, death, tragedy! Everything! Yes, it can be hard to understand his plays, and to read plays in general, but after a few pages, it’s easy pops and so worth it. Plus, it’s Shakespeare, he’s awesome!

Welsh Celebrity Ghost Stories – South Wales Paranormal Research

This would be a great read because it’s all associated with Wales (yes, I’m biased because I’m Welsh!) and they’re all true stories. True stories are always quite creepier, so if you’re looking to be spooked this Halloween, this is the way to go.

The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

I heard about this book because my English teacher was telling my class about how scary it was. So, naturally I went out and bought it. I still haven’t read it, but I’m definitely planning to! It’s about murders and a creepy kid. Perfect for Halloween!

The Visitors – Simon Sylvester

This mystery/fantasy, coming-of-age novel would be great for Halloween. ‘The island always seemed such a safe place. But now it appears that a killer may be living on Bancree.’ Spooky!

Jack the Ripper

An account on one of the most well-known serial killers would be very interesting to read about. It doesn’t have to be about Jack the Ripper, you could read about any serial killer, if that’s what you’re in to. I definitely find it ‘interesting’, I guess, so I will try to fit a book about Jack the Ripper into my reading schedule this Halloween.

Coraline – Neil Gaiman

I recommended this in my ‘Halloween Must-Watch Movies’ (you can find that here: Halloween Must-Watch Movies (Part 1) 😉 ). It’s pretty deep and thought-provoking, plus it’s suitable for all ages.

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What are your Halloween/Fall reading recommendations? Do you agree with mine? Let me know!

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Halloween Must-Watch Movies (Part 1)

Halloween is just around the corner! It’s my second favourite holiday (first being Christmas). The costumes, movies, music, festivity is all so much fun to get involved in. There’s something to do and watch for all ages. There’s so many movies to watch so I’m going to have to cut it in to two parts – but I’m not complaining! However, let’s be honest; most of the movies are going to be from the amazing Tim Burton – it’s not Halloween without him!!

  1. Frankenweenie (2012)

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Plot: Young Victor Frankenstein is a science nerd whose best friend is his dog, Sparky. But when Sparky dies, Victor is heartbroken. Soon, he comes up with an idea to bring Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful until his classmates find out what he’s done; then, everything goes wrong.

2. Corpse Bride (2005)

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Plot: Victor and Victoria’s families have arranged for them to get married. Luckily, the like each other. But that doesn’t stop Victor from being nervous. While he’s in the forest rehearsing his vows, he somehow accidentally asks Emily (a corse) to marry him!

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Plot: Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s Pumpkin King, has become bored with with the same annual routine. When he accidentally stumbles upon Christmastown, he falls in love with the holiday and decides to celebrate and control Christmas, by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over his role.

4. The Book of Life (2014)

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Plot: In Mexico, Manolo, Maria and Joaquin have been friends since childhood, although their lives have taken extremely different paths. But, Manolo and Joaquin have one thing in common; they both want to marry Maria. Little do they know that battling husband-and-wife deities have made a high-stakes wager on the outcome.

5. Once Upon A Halloween (2005)

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Plot: The Evil Queen plans to conquer Halloween and asks her cauldron to show her several villains that could help her, including Ursula, Captain Hook, Pete and Yzma.

6. Casper (1995)

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Plot: Casper is a young, kind ghost who haunts a mansion in Maine. When a specialist comes along to communicate with the ghosts, he brings his daughter, Kat. Casper falls in love with Kat.

7. Hocus Pocus (1993)

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Plot: After moving to Salem, Mass, Max explores a haunted house with his little sister Dani and their friend Alison. Whilst there, Max accidentally frees a coven of witches who used to live in that house. With the help of a magic cat, Thachery Binx, the kids must stop the witches from becoming immortal.

8. Edward Scissorhands

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Plot: A scientist builds an animated human being, Edward. The scientist dies before finishing him, leaving poor Edward alone, and with scissors for hands. When saleswoman Peg discovers Edward, she takes him home, where he falls for her daughter, Kim. But his looks and shyness makes him an outcast.

9. Halloweentown (1998)

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Plot: After learning she’s a witch, Marnie must help save a town full of supernatural beings.

10. Monsters Inc. (2001)

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Plot: Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan is the top scarer. His scare assistant is his best friend, Mike Wazowski. But, visiting from the human is a little girl, Boo, who’s gone where no human has gone before.

11. Monster House (2006)

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Plot: No one believes DJ, Jenny or Chowder when they say that a house is haunted. With Halloween quickly approaching, they must find a way to stop it.

12. The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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Plot: Real estate agent Jim Evers takes his wife and kids on vacation. But, on the way, they stop off at a creepy mansion that Jim has been asked to sell, only to discover that it’s being haunted. And now they have to break a curse and rescue wife and mother Sara!

13. The Addams Family (1991)

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Plot: When a man who claims to be Fester, Gomez Addams missing brother, arrive at their house, the family are thrilled and welcome him in. However, they begin to suspect that he’s a fraud when he can’t remember some details of Fester’s life.

14. Coraline (2009)

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Plot: While Coraline explores her new home, she discovers a secret door which leads to an alternate world. In many ways, it’s a better world. That is until Other Mother tries to make her stay.

15. Beetlejuice (1988)

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Plot: After Barbara and Adam Maitland die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their residence, unable to leave. When a family buy the home, they try their best to scare them away, without success. Soon, Beetlejuice, a rambunctious spirit, whose “help” quickly puts the Maitlands and the new family in danger.

16. Matilda (1996)

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Plot: This film adaptions of Roald Dahl’s work is about a girl who’s forced to put up with her abusive family and headteacher. But when she realises she has powers, her life isn’t quite the same.

 

Part two of my recommendations will be up next week – there will be some scary films included in the next one, don’t worry 😉

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Summer Reading Wrap Up!

I haven’t written on here in such a long time because I’ve been pretty busy, sorry!

I hope everyone had a great Summer. I know I did! Unfortunately, I didn’t read as much as I would have liked to, though. Here are the books I did get a chance to read:

  1. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J. K. Rowling

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

3. Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur (twice!)

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

4. The Vegetarian Tigers of Paradise – Crystal Jeans

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

5. Qudditch Through The Ages – J. K. Rowling

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

6. Pixar Character Encyclopedia – Steve Brynghau

My GoodReads Rating: 4/5

7. Shakespeare’s Sonnets

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

9. The Extraordinary Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

10. The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

11. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J. K. Rowling

My GoodReads Rating: 5/5

I know it seems quite biased since most of them 5/5 stars, but I honestly thought they deserved that rating! I wish I read more, but I’m quite pleased with how much I enjoyed these books and how much I read, anyway.

What did you read in Summer? And do you agree with my ratings of these books? 😀

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Pirates of the Caribbean ranked worst to best

After a new Pirates of the Caribbean film has recently added to the franchise, it only makes sense to watch the other films and relive the magic.

The new Pirates of the Caribbean film has received mixed reviews. Some fans, like myself, being over the moon. Some claiming it acted ‘like a sinking ship.’ And some lying somewhere in between. It’s all very intense!

Nevertheless, here’s my opinion on the Pirates of the Caribbean films ranked worst to best.

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

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Plot: when pirate Angelica (Penelope Cruz) finds Caption Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), she forces him to accompany her to Blackbeard’s (Ian McShane) ship. Then, they set out to seek The Fountain of Youth. Meanwhile, Captain Jack’s rival, Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), is also seeking The Fountain.

With this film, I feel that with Elizabeth (Kiera Knightly) and Will (Orlando Bloom) not being in it, it slightly lost its magic. The mermaids were amazing, though.

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

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Plot: the new film shows Captain Jack down on his luck, but things get worse when Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) escapes from The Devil’s Triangle. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the Trident of Poseidon.

Even though I loved this movie, I’d be lying if I said I prefered it to the first three films. The first three have all of the loveable, iconic, characters and are so memorable.

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

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Plot: Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) comes to collect a debt from Captain Jack, so he must a way to avoid his fate.

There was so much action and drama that, while it was enjoyable, it was sometimes hard to keep up with when I was younger. The ending will always destroy me though – poor Jack!

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

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Plot: Will Turner, Elizabeth Swan and Captain Barbossa join forces to rescue Captain Jack from Davy Jones’ Locker. Meanwhile, the love between Will and Elizabeth continues to grow stronger as they have the most epic and unique wedding.

I love how fun, adventurous, romantic and dramatic this is. The soundtrack fits in so well with it. Plus, the end credit-scene is great ;).

1.Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

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Plot: when pirates kidnap the governor’s daughter, Elizabeth, who’s in possession of a valuable coin that’s linked to a curse, Will must rescue her. He finds help from an unlikely source; Captain Jack Sparrow. He’s a pirate that has recently arrived at Port without a ship… Or crew.

This is the film that started it all and introduced us to the beautiful pirate, so of course it’d be the best! It’s filled with humour, action, romance, an amazing cast and an unpredictable plot. What more could you want?

 

Let me know if you agree, and if you don’t, why not?